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a sea star underwater inside Olympic National Park
October 6, 2018

A Lone Sea Star

Surrounded by giant green anemones, a lone ocher sea star feeds on mussels and barnacles. Since 2013 sea stars along the Pacific coast have been dying in unprecedented numbers. Scientists suspect that warmer seas are weakening the species’ resistance to disease. Buy a print of this photo.

This photo was originally published in “How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different.”

Photograph by Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic

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